Food fait, music festival and Children's Day planned for Fife town as restrictions ease

Plans have been announced for Cupar.Plans have been announced for Cupar.
Plans have been announced for Cupar.
A food fait, music festival and Children’s Day are among the events being planned for Cupar, as lockdown restrictions start to ease.

A dozen organisations from across Cupar have been planning ahead for celebrating the relaxation of the Covid rules on public gatherings. It is hoped that the activities and events now planned will happen during the weekend of September 17-19.

A Food Fait is planned for the Friday. On Saturday, there will be several events, including the farmers’ market. By the time the Farmers Market is winding down at lunchtime, a music festival – ‘C in the Park’ – will be entertaining all ages in the Haugh Park.

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Steven Stewart said: “We hope this musical celebration will entertain local families and visitors. A series of bands will take to the stage from lunchtime to bedtime. Since the music will be from various eras, we look forward to mums and dads showing their kids how dancing should be done.”

Also that Saturday, a long-awaited Children’s Day will be laid on for kids drawn from all of the area’s primary schools.

Isla Lumsden, head teacher at Kilmaron, said: “The schools will welcome this event, which will be fun, but also have a bit of learning, based on activities in the Old Scots language. Story-telling, art, a medieval lunch, and a performance of Peter and the Wolf in Broad Scots – lots to look forward to.”

The Children’s Day is being organised by Cupar Development Trust. Bill Pagan, chair of CDT, said: “Cupar and district has a medieval heritage we should all be proud of, but not enough of us recognise it. The town was a centre of learning which educated local poet and playwright Sir David Lindsay of The Mount.”

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The final event is a first-ever ‘Gathering of Societies’, presented by Cupar Community Council, supported by Cupar Rotary. Gina Logan, chair of the community council, said: “We have been discussing this proposal for some time, and it was delayed by Covid. Cupar ward itself has over 80 organisations. This will be a wonderful opportunity for them to showcase what they do, and to welcome new members. Youth leaders, organisers and active participants are needed, and I hope that people now working at least part of the week from home will have more time and energy to offer.”

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